DR. JOSE P. RIZAL
Taboso, Luz Angeli L.
Mr. Joezenon A. Purog
1. Who is Rizal to me?
Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda. This man, the hero of our country, the Philippines.
Rizal was the type of person to be great and intelligent enough to excel and finish his studies while taking part on other fields that may or may not be related to his study. He was special. He was a genius by nature. He craved for more knowledge. He wanted to know more about the surroundings and the thing happening. He was curious, in way that he wanted answers.
As child, Rizal was the still the typical kid who played with his brother and sisters and was taught virtues and great devotion as a devout Catholic. At an early age, Rizal already was aware of the injustices of the people.
As a lover, loving and being able to be in a relationship with girls of different kinds, he was the frustrated lover or even the hopeless romantic. To sum it up, before he got married, and regarding the fact that he had an eleven-year relationship with his ex-girlfriend, his love life was somehow a failure. Some of his literary works were even based on his love life, how he got dumped and how he felt for that someone.
Jose P. Rizal used his works as a pathway for the people especially for the youth. He served as inspiration for the future of the country. Surely, many people now adored his patriotism as he really fought for the country.
I wonder, if Rizal hasn’t been brave, or even wasn’t that smart, would the people before be aware of the mistreatment of the Spaniards to the countrymen? I guess not. The Katipunan perhaps couldn’t even be established.
Rizal’s intelligence was far beyond excellence. He had a wide range of ideas. And he wanted to use these ideas to save the lives of his co-citizens from the exploitation of the...